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"Who the hell bit my McChicken? Oh, wait..."

A police department in Indianapolis launched an investigation after an officer claimed someone at McDonald's bit his sandwich before serving it.

Turns out it wasn't a case of food tampering, but rather memory loss.

The customer, whom WTHR-TV identified as "DJ," is reportedly a regular at this McDonald's. He ordered a McChicken sandwich, fries and a cookie. But then the officer alleged that someone took a bite of the sandwich before it was served to him.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office investigated and released its findings in a statement.

"[The customer] returned nearly seven hours later having forgotten that he had previously bitten the sandwich," the department said. "He wrongly concluded that a McDonald’s restaurant employee had tampered with his food because he is a law enforcement officer."

That's correct -- there was no Hamburgler. Before starting his shift at the Marion County Jail, the officer just simply forgot that he snacked on it before sticking the sandwich in the fridge.

"He has since formally apologized to McDonald’s," the statement continued. "We recognize that McDonald’s is a valued civic partner, and any insinuation in private or in the media to the contrary is unfounded."